Civil war has somewhat prevented the development of a tourism industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, tourists are slowly beginning to return to the country. Especially to Sarajevo, the capital city, which was the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics. In 1999 there were about 89,000 tourist arrivals, with receipts totaling US $21 million. That year there were and estimated 1,275 hotel rooms.
According to the US Department of State, the cost of staying in Sarajevo in 2001 was about $154 per day. Elsewhere, expenses may be lower.